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Five year age groups

There were 651 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Melton in 2011, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Melton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Melton's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the City of Melton's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
0 to 410,1239.36.57,0158.96.3+3,108
5 to 98,9088.26.06,3938.16.3+2,515
10 to 147,9757.35.96,0017.66.4+1,974
15 to 197,2726.76.35,7417.36.7+1,531
20 to 247,2886.77.55,4846.97.4+1,804
25 to 298,6347.97.96,8638.77.1+1,771
30 to 3410,1319.37.57,6019.67.7+2,530
35 to 3910,0139.27.56,7538.67.9+3,260
40 to 448,5087.87.55,6947.27.5+2,814
45 to 496,9436.46.95,2536.77.2+1,690
50 to 546,1405.66.45,0386.46.4+1,102
55 to 595,6255.15.64,2285.45.9+1,397
60 to 644,5484.25.12,3613.04.5+2,187
65 to 692,7282.53.91,4701.93.6+1,258
70 to 741,7351.63.01,0891.43.0+646
75 to 791,2101.12.48511.12.6+359
80 to 848260.82.06170.82.0+209
85 and over6510.61.84570.61.6+194

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% 75 to 79, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% 70 to 74, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% 65 to 69, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% 60 to 64, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% 50 to 54, Greater Melbourne: 6.4% 45 to 49, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 40 to 44, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 35 to 39, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 30 to 34, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 25 to 29, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% 20 to 24, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% 15 to 19, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% 5 to 9, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% 0 to 4, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% 85 and over, City of Melton: 0.6% 80 to 84, City of Melton: 0.8% 75 to 79, City of Melton: 1.1% 70 to 74, City of Melton: 1.6% 65 to 69, City of Melton: 2.5% 60 to 64, City of Melton: 4.2% 55 to 59, City of Melton: 5.1% 50 to 54, City of Melton: 5.6% 45 to 49, City of Melton: 6.4% 40 to 44, City of Melton: 7.8% 35 to 39, City of Melton: 9.2% 30 to 34, City of Melton: 9.3% 25 to 29, City of Melton: 7.9% 20 to 24, City of Melton: 6.7% 15 to 19, City of Melton: 6.7% 10 to 14, City of Melton: 7.3% 5 to 9, City of Melton: 8.2% 0 to 4, City of Melton: 9.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, City of Melton: +194 80 to 84, City of Melton: +209 75 to 79, City of Melton: +359 70 to 74, City of Melton: +646 65 to 69, City of Melton: +1,258 60 to 64, City of Melton: +2,187 55 to 59, City of Melton: +1,397 50 to 54, City of Melton: +1,102 45 to 49, City of Melton: +1,690 40 to 44, City of Melton: +2,814 35 to 39, City of Melton: +3,260 30 to 34, City of Melton: +2,530 25 to 29, City of Melton: +1,771 20 to 24, City of Melton: +1,804 15 to 19, City of Melton: +1,531 10 to 14, City of Melton: +1,974 5 to 9, City of Melton: +2,515 0 to 4, City of Melton: +3,108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 24.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 6.5% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 13.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (9.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (8.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (9.2% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, City of Melton's population increased by 30,349 people (38.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 6.72% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 35 to 39 (+3,260 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+3,108 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+2,814 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+2,530 persons)